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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Mozambique.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Habit
Annual or perennial herb; stems erect or ascending, up to c. 60 cm long, glabrous or scabrid
Leaves
Leaves sessile; blade linear to linear-lanceolate, 10–50 x 1–5 mm, acute at the apex, glabrous to minutely scabrid above and on midvein beneath; stipule sheath 1–2 mm long, with some 0.5–2.5 mm long fimbriae
Inflorescences
Flowers isostylous or heterostylous, in 3–10-flowered sessile or pedunculate axillary cymes or clusters; pedicels 1–4 mm long
Calyx
Calyx-lobes 1–2 mm long, with scabrid margins
Corolla
Corolla white or tinged blue or pink; tube 1–1.6 mm long, densely hairy at throat; lobes 0.7–2 mm long
Fruits
Capsule 1–2 mm long, glabrous, with scarcely raised beak
Seeds
Seeds pale brown, c. 0.3 mm long, reticulate.

[FZ]

Rubiaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:1. 1989

Habit
Annual or perennial herb with stems mostly branched at the base, erect, straggling or ascending, (6)15–60 cm. long, ribbed, glabrous or slightly to rarely densely scabridulous on the ribs.
Leaves
Leaf blades 1.2–4.5(6) cm. x 1–5(8) mm., linear to linear-lanceolate, acute at the apex, narrowed to the base, entirely glabrous or with very small obscure papilla-like hairs above, particularly when very young, and sometimes on margins and main nerve beneath; petioles not developed; stipule sheath 1–2 mm. long, scabrid-papillose, bearing 3–5 fimbriae of varying length, 0.5–2.5 mm. long.
Flowers
Flowers isostylous or heterostylous, in 3–7(10)-flowered sessile or pedunculate axillary cymes or fascicles; peduncle 0–3 cm. long, usually very much shorter than the subtending leaf, typically 1/4 the length; pedicels 1.5–4 mm. long, glabrous or rarely scabridulous.
Calyx
Calyx tube 0.5–0.8 mm. long, subglobose, glabrous; lobes 1–2 mm. long, narrowly triangular, scabridulous on the margins, keeled.
Corolla
Corolla white or tinged blue or lilac-pink; tube 1–1.6 mm. long, the throat densely hairy; lobes 0.7–2 x 0.6 mm., ovate-oblong, papillate inside.
Pistil
Style in short-styled flowers 0.6 mm. long, in long-styled flowers 2.8 mm. long, in isostylous flowers 0.6–1.2 mm. long; stigma lobes 0.3–1 mm. long.
Fruits
Capsule 1–2 x 1.5–2.5 mm. depressed globose, glabrous, the beak scarcely raised.
Seeds
Seeds pale brown, c. 0.2 mm. long, angular, bluntly conical, strongly reticulate.

[FTEA]

Rubiaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1976

Habit
Annual or perennial herb with stems mostly branched at the base, erect, straggling or ascending, (6–)15–60 cm. long, ribbed, glabrous or slightly to rarely densely scabridulous on the ribs.
Leaves
Leaf-blades linear to linear-lanceolate, 1.2–4.5(–6) cm. long, 1–5(–8) mm. wide, acute at the apex, narrowed to the base, entirely glabrous or with very small obscure papilla-like hairs above, particularly when very young, and sometimes on margins and main nerve beneath; petioles not developed; stipule-sheath 1–2 mm. long, scabrid-papillose, bearing 3–5 fimbriae of varying lengths, 0.5–2.5 mm. long.
Flowers
Flowers isostylous or heterostylous, in 3–7(–10)-flowered sessile or pedunculate axillary cymes or fascicles; peduncle 0–3 cm. long, usually very much shorter than the subtending leaf, typically 1/4 the length; pedicels 1.5–4 mm. long, glabrous or rarely scabridulous.
Calyx
Calyx-tube subglobose, 0.5–0.8 mm. long, glabrous; lobes narrowly triangular, 1–2 mm. long, scabridulous on the margins, keeled.
Corolla
Corolla white or tinged blue or lilac-pink; tube 1–1.6 mm. long, the throat densely hairy; lobes ovate-oblong, 0.7–2 mm. long, 0.6 mm. wide, papillate inside.
Pistil
Style in short-styled flowers 0.6 mm. long, in long-styled flowers 2.8 mm. long, in isostylous flowers 0.6–1.2 mm. long; stigma-lobes 0.3–1 mm. long.
Fruits
Capsule depressed globose, 1–2 mm. tall, 1.5–2.5 mm. wide, glabrous, the beak scarcely raised.
Seeds
Seeds pale brown, bluntly conical, angular, ± 0.2 mm. long, strongly reticulate.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Zaïre

Oldenlandia fastigiata Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 1971 Haarer, A.E. [1449], Tanzania K000414309 Unknown type material

First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 260 (1952)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 401 (1974).
  • Bremek. in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48(2): 260 (1952).

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